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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Hole
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About Andrew Schachat, MD

Andrew P. Schachat, MD, is the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Director of Clinical Research. He is the former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chairman for Safety and Quality of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Ocular Oncology Service, at Johns Hopkins University. He was also Professor of Oncology.

In 2003, Dr. Schachat became Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal, Ophthalmology.

He was born in New York City, attended Princeton University, graduating in 1975, and then medical school at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1979. His ophthalmology residency training was at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his retina and oncology fellowship was at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1984, he was Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer.

He was for five years Secretary of Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and in 2001, President of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a former Associate Editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology and a current Editor of two volumes of Ryan’s Retina, 4th Edition, 2006.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA

Professional Highlights

  • Editor, Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Editor, Medical Retina and Oncology volumes, Ryan's Retina, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2006
  • Past Secretary for Quality of Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Retina Panel, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, AAO


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy

Awards & Honors

  • Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Long record of grants/research funding
  • Included in various "best" lists Princeton University:Summa cum laude (chemistry)
  • Sigma Xi
  • William Foster Memorial Prize
  • Merck Index Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient Wills Fellowship:Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983 Miscellaneous Awards:American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989

Innovations & Patents

  • Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.


  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Macula Society
  • Retina Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/8/2021, Dr. Schachat has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

258 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Sometimes there are no appointments available in the week I need to return to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Felt left out of his thinking about issues he raised ie - a medication I have taken - and my sense that he thought it might be a probelm - did not explain the nature of his concern - indicated he might email the provider of the medication - and to this date has notdone so. Very dissapointed with the lack of clear communication with this provider about my conditon. At a prior visit he had been concerned about a fluid leaking in the bakc of my eye - I brough it up at this visit - how is that doing ? - and got no clear answer

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Always a good experience w Dr Schachat.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

As usual the staff and physicians are very professional and knowledgeable as well as through

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

The Cole Eye Center staff, including Dr. Schachat, are prompt, courteous, efficient and professional in my interactions with them.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Schachat presents the best of Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Feel so confident in their ability. The physicians all the staff

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

It is such a pleasure with Dr. Schachat, he is very a good doctor. He takes the time to make you comfortable. Also he explains your problem very clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

As we viewed the screen I asked the doctor how to tell if I had a ruptured blood vessel in my eye. He said it took the education he possessed to determine that. I replied that I certainly did not have those qualifications. I had expected him to explain the screen shot.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Schachat always gives 100 percent of his attention to my eye condition. He answers all questions I ask and explains what he is going to do and why it needs to be done.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Schachat has formed a team of doctors to work together to solve my current problem. As a patient, I am extremely pleased and thankful to have the expertise and knowledge of Dr. Schachat .

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

routine check but provider was through and provided me with recommendations for doctors in the area I am moving

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

DR. Andrew P Schachat graciously agreed to see me on Wednesday at Beachwood. I learned from Dr. Roth that I needed a retina specialist and Dr. S added me to the end of his day....

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Roth checked with Dr. Schachat to see if he could add me to his day. I was so thankful for both doctors concern for my problem

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Your care providers are the best I've encountered at any health care facility.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I am very pleased with the entire exam process. The facility is great,the doctor and supportingly are staff are great,. All is well with me regarding my treatment care. Thank you all. nicely done

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. is very understanding of my problems.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I was very pleased with this appointment. It started on time and Dr. Schachat, the nurses and resident working with him, were all very helpful. They answered all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

excellent office and Doctor and his assistants.

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